Blog Library

March 18, 2018

Active Passivity & the Will to Act

Passivity is a debilitating condition affecting most large organisations. It is the tendency toward inaction rather than action; Waiting to be instructed...
January 17, 2018

Diversity in Thinking: Shedding the Corporate Persona

These days you would be hard pressed to find a multinational company that does not have a Head of Diversity and Inclusion on the payroll...
December 8, 2017

Honest Inquiry Interview: Po Chung (Part 1 of 2)

This Honest Inquiry Interview features the legendary Hong Kong business leader and co-founder of DHL International...
November 12, 2017
Learning Places, Semirom Apple, Iran

Learning Places: Esfahan, Iran (v.1, ch.2)

The Semirom plateau, in central Iran, hides a sweet secret: some of the world’s tastiest apples. The region’s dramatic temperature range...
October 15, 2017

The Power of Purposeful Engagement

A strong sense of purpose is essential to effective leadership. For 12 years we have been challenging managers from global companies to think...
September 14, 2017

Behaviour Before Brand and The Essence of Ethical Leadership

Barclays, Google, Volkswagen, Tesco and Uber. No, it’s not a consortium of global companies poised to launch a new ‘ride & shop’ hailing app...
August 23, 2017

Honest Inquiry Interview: Jean-Pierre Lehmann (Part 2 of 2)

You’ve talked to participants on our leadership programmes about the importance of global awareness and understanding other cultures...
August 1, 2017

Generation-defining Issues Make for Powerful Experiential Learning

Increasing inequality and the world’s most unaffordable housing market are rapidly becoming the defining issues of a generation in Hong Kong...
July 13, 2017

Honest Inquiry Interview: Jean-Pierre Lehmann (Part 1 of 2)

The inaugural Honest Inquiry Interview features long-time GIFT supporter and founding member of our Global Advisory Council...
June 29, 2017

Learning Places: Kerala, India (v.1, ch.4)

Our work takes us to many often-forgotten, rarely-talked about places. No mere tour, our aim is to facilitate exposure and learning...
June 22, 2017

The PRISM of High Performance


“High-Performance” used to describe race-car engines and elite athletes. Now it is an aspiration for Corporate Managers...
June 15, 2017

5 Questions to Ask of Any Experiential Learning Programme

Regardless of content or format, experiential leadership learning is most effective when the answer to these five questions is ‘Yes’...
June 6, 2017

Why Intellectual Independence is Essential for Thinking and Learning

Why, when the vast majority of think tanks are donor-funded, not-for-profit organisations, is GIFT run as a profit-making company?
May 25, 2017

We Asked “What is The Role of Business in Society?”

The Role of Business in Society is part of the core curriculum in our executive leadership programmes. A clear understanding...
May 16, 2017

Knowing What You Don’t Know – It’s Your Best Strategy

"Do not block the way of inquiry" was American philosopher, scientist and all-round genius Charles Sanders Peirce's first rule of reason...
May 9, 2017

What We Learned About How to Run Effective, Outcome-Driven Meetings

The majority of meetings are time-wasting, frustration-inducing, under-the-table-texting affairs.Here is our approach and a free tool...